Skip to comments.Headscarf rejection wins British woman 4,000 pounds
Posted on 06/16/2008 8:35:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
LONDON (AFP) - A British employment tribunal on Monday awarded a Muslim woman 4,000 pounds (8,900 dollars, 5,100 euros) after a hair salon owner refused to employ her because she wears a headscarf.
The tribunal dismissed a claim of direct discrimination, but found that woman, Bushra Noah, had suffered indirect discrimination and awarded her the settlement for "injury to feelings".
The tribunal owner said she needed stylists to reflect the "funky, urban" image of her central London salon, and that new hires who have conventional hairstyles are requested to re-style it in a more "alternative" way.
In its judgement the London tribunal said it accepted Noah had not been treated differently because of her Muslim headscarf, but that it doubted there was as severe a risk to the business by employing someone wearing a head covering as the owner believed.
I honestly think these Muslims are looking to get discriminated against so they can sue.
England is falling fast.
Hey, that’s great! How many times can she apply for hairdressing jobs? What a great scam at British taxpayers’ expense.
I am thinking of putting together a team of 24 Sikh barbers who will apply for haircutting jobs all over the UK and sue when they aren’t hired. I’ll take my usual 1/3 cut (so to speak).
Little error there.
Get a little business savvy there, you never tell an applicant why they were rejected.
A tribunal of morons.
Four thousand pounds?? That’s one big woman!
Disarmed and surrounded by hostile Muslims.
Britannia's end will be just Custer's last stand.
An English friend was just here visiting. She bought pepper spray to take back. You can’t even buy that there.
What a sad way for a great nation to fall.
Western civ is toast, thanks to idiot PC liberalism and the American Communist Lawyers Union, and all their "grievance" pet causes, and if Obeymao gets elected, it's just going to get worse and worse.
I was stationed in Europe a few years ago with the military, and can assure you that your friend has much to fear.
Because the violent and uneducated muslim hordes are in Europe to conquer the place (through bloodshed if necessary), they will not be easily vanquished.
Just pray for your friend's safety in the coming years.
I am afraid so. I see no signs of the West fighting back.
They certainly do not apply equal standards is Muslim countries and never will because they WILL keep their culture as they prefer it.
Let me see, $8,900 for ‘injury to feelings’? I think I’ll move back to Britain and do something similar. No, wait, I have a conscience. Won’t be happening. So sad to see Britain buckling to the PC police.
Their combined effort is to destroy America as we know it.
But Mrs Noah, who had worked as a stylist before getting married in Syria in June 2006, claims she was so depressed by Miss Desrosiers rejection that she left the hair dressing trade soon afterwards.
She is now studying tourism and said of the interview at the Wedge salon: "She [Miss Desrosiers] just looked at me as if I was wasting her time.
"She said: 'You really should have told me on the phone that you wore a headscarf and I would have told you not to come in'."
Probably too fast to stop herself.
Sadly, so is the US.